Abstract Collections vs. FunDeps

Dylan Thurston dpt at lotus.bostoncoop.net
Fri Mar 26 12:09:27 EST 2004

On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 09:19:36AM +0100, Robert Will wrote:
> Honest reply: I don't fully understand FunDeps and I don't want to learn
> (now), since the Collections should also be understandable for people less
> intelligent than me.  (This is a design criterion used throughout, and I
> think my not-too-high intelligence has made this one of the Collection's
> success factors!)

Really, there not so complicated: you already make exactly the same
distinction in your Map and Relation classes!

Also, they're vitally necessary for certain algorithms and for speed
(since not all ways of making containers can contain all items).

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